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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Nov 11, 2008 1:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful to the Veterens

Spaced: In case you failed to notice, the letter was written by a soldier that gave his life in the Vietnam War.

Perhaps you didn't recognize that today is Veterans Day, not Armed Services day, nor Patriots Day. it's a day to remember the sacrifices of regular guys placed in extraordinary circumstances, likely not of their own doing. Most, even in today's war, went ahead and did their duty regardless of the personal cost or their personal political view...without complaint.

...and many even gave their last full measure of patriotism fighting in a disagreeable conflict believing that they were protecting your rights. I don't believe that the right to whine is what they were thinking about when they were taking hostile fire.


Wave that flag and don't argue, cause Mr. Earl googled it.

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Poster: spacedface Date: Nov 11, 2008 5:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful to the Veterens

>>>Most, even in today's war, went ahead and did their duty regardless of the personal cost or their personal political view...without complaint. >>>

Well it is easy to commiserate with most of them. It might be difficult to not follow orders to commit genocide or crimes against humanity are manifestly unlawful, but obeying the law is paramount over unlawful immoral instruction.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Nov 11, 2008 2:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful to the Veterens

I am not shocked at all. Disgusted, maybe, but shocked no...

I bet you $5 this gets ugly.